Ce ntral Mich i gan Universit y
BOARD OF TRUSTEES i\U NUTES
November 15. 1967
Central Michigan Unive rs ity Board of Trustees
Meeting of Novembe r 15, 1967
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Members present; Mrs. Jean E. Backus; Roger M. Busfield, Jr.;
Lloyd M. Cofer. Chairman; Mrs. Katharine C. Harstad; Lawrence D.
Rahilly; James M. Umphrey; Walter W. Wightman; Judson W. Fous t,
Also: NorvaJJ C. Bovee, Treasurer; Mrs. Jeanne F. Collins, Secretary;
John H. De Carlo, Vice PreSident of Public Services; Byron P. Gallagher,
Legal Counse l: Wilbur E. Moore. Vice PreSident of Academic Affairs.
The meeting .... '8.S called to orde r at 2:00 P. M. by the Chairman.
The Minutes of the Meeting of October 20, 1967 , were approved as printed,
Chairman Cofer called for reports from the standing Committees:
Finance Committee -- Mr. Wightman
Nothing to report at this time.
Academic Affairs Committee -- Mr. Umphrey
Nothing to report at this time .
Presidential Selection Committee -- },lrs. Halstad
The Screening Committee has-met on two occasions to
discuss criteria and to review information on a number
of the applicants and their backgrounds. The Selection
Committee continues to receive recommendations along
I\'lth correspondence from candidates interested in the
Chairman Cofer expressed the appreciation of the Board on the time and
effort illrs. Harstad has spent In chai ring the Presidential Selection Committee,
Dr. Bovce briefed the Board on the progress of the annexation of recently
acqui red University j.lroperty to the city of l\It. Pleasant. A resolution to
annex aU University land was passed at the September 20 , 1967, meeting
of the Board. Since filing the petition for annexation. the City Planning
Commission has Indicated its approval and the City Commission has approved
the new Library and Southwest Quadrangle sites. The matter was then
referred to the Union Township Board.
Union Township has a Resolution on Its books which limits annexation
of any additional land until a decision has been reached in its litigation
with the city, with the exception of '1sland" parcels of land. Since the
library site Is surrounded by property a lready annexed and considered
an "sland. " this particular site was approved by Union Township for
annexation. The Southwest Quadrangle property, however. is pending.
Our Lega l Counsel and Dr. Bovee were Inv ited to meet with the Union
Township Board Study Committee to present our position. The matter
is now before the Union Township Board for action.
In the event an early decision Is not made, interruption in the construction
of the new facilities may be necessary. The entire financ ing of the
Library and the Southwest Quadrangle is based on the availability of city
Dr. Bovee reported that due to a request of the State Bureau of the
Budget asking for additional summary data, the 1968-69 Budget Request
Book had been Slightly r evised. Corrected copies were made available
to the Board.
Chairman Cofer read a communication received from Mr. L. J. Ross.
Recording Secretary of the School of Dusiness Administration. expr essing
the concern of that School in the representation on the Presidential
Selection Committee. It is the feeling of the School of Business
Administration faculty that the procedure for selecting a President
would be improved by providing for representation of all schools in the
A motion was made, seconded and carr ied that this matter be referred to
the Academic Mfairs Committee of the Board.
President Foust reviewed previous action taken by the Board on
September 20, 1967, at which time a Resolution was passed authorizing
legal action to determine the constitutionality of certain provisions of a
number of Public Acts. The intent of the Resolution was that State
supported colleges and universities as a gr oup wou ld participate in this
su it. The legal firm employed to handle the case started the suit on
behalf of three schools only, Wayne State University. MIchigan state
University and the Unive rsity of Mich igan, indi cating they were set up
under a different structure.than the other schools involved. President
Foust stated that he had discussed this matter with a number of Presidents
of other State supported colleges and universities and thflt since the legal
action is progressing under a different procedure than planned. it would
seem advisable to rescind the Resolution .
It was moved, seconded and carried that the following Resolution be
WHEREAS. at the meeting of the Board of Trustees on
September 20, 1967. a Resolution \\'as adopted
authorizing that Central's Board join as a party
plaintiff in certain action to determine the
constitutionality of certain pr ovisions of P. A. 240,
1967; P. A. 124, 1965; P. A. 310, 1966; and
P. A. 244 . 1967; and.
WHEREAS. it now appears that Central has been invited to
Intervene in such action rather than to join as a
party plaintiff and,
WHEREAS, the Board does not consider Central's participation
as an intervening party to be desired,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the action of the Board to
join as a party plaintiff in such proposed action be
Further discussion resulted In a motion passed that the second and third
paragraphs of the above Resolution be rescinded. The amended Resolution
WHEREAS, al the meeting of the Board of Trustees on
September 20 , 1967, a Resolution was adopted
authorizing that Central's Board join us a party
plaint iff in certain action to determine the
cons titutionality of certain provisions of P. A. 240.
1967: P. A. 124 , 1965; P. A. 310, 1966; and
P. A. 244, 1967; and,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the action of the
Board to join as a party plaintiff in such proposed
action be rescinded.
President Foust reported that a communication from the Civil Rights
CommiSSion of the State of Michigan revealed that the racial composition
of students participating in the Michigan Civil Rights Commission Higher
Education Study for Fall , 1966. showed the following enrollment data:
Race Number Distribution
White 7, 451 99.30
Negro 32 .43
American Indian 5 .07
Oriental 12 .16
Other 3 .04
TOTAL 7.503 100%
A brief discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the trimester
plan followed, With greater emphasis placed on our present ten-week
summer sessions. it is hoped this program will eliminate the possible
need for considering a regular trimester schedule.
President Foust reported that a recent sur vey by the American ASSOC iation
of Colleges for Teacher Education listed Central Michigan University as
14th in the nation producing Initially cer ti£ied teache rs. Mic higan is heavily
represented in t his survey, wi th Michigan Slate second , Western l\-lichigan
fourth. Univer sity of Michigan thirteenth. Eastern Michigan seventeenth .
and Northern Michigan nineteenth.
It was moved, seconded and carried that thc Formal Recommendations as
submitted by President Foust be approved:
Dr. R. Michael Garity. Assistant Professor, P sychology
Department, effective October 14, 1967.
Mra. Patricia Campbell. Stenographer C-2. English
Department. effective October 13. 1967.
Mrs, Iva Dawn Gerger, Secretary C-2. Business
Department. effective October 20. 1967.
Resignations Continued -
i\lrs . illary Lou GJIlnn. Secretary C- 4. Business Divis ion.
effecth'c October 16. 1967.
Mrs. Barbara Hy , Stenographe r C-2. Heal th Education
Depar tment, effecti ve December 8, 1967.
Mr. Lloyd Ar thur, Custodian M-l , University Center and
Southeast Center . e ffective October 18, 1967.
Mrs. Blanche Salsbur g. Cashier C-O. Reser vation and
Southeast Grill. eUective October 17, 1967.
Mrs. Lucllle Hazekamp. Instructor, part-time. Music
Department, effective for the period of September 18. 1967 -
June 7, 1968.
Miss Sally Schowalter. Housemother-Supervisor. Home
Management House. Home Economics Department, effective
Septembe r 25. 19ti7. for the academic year.
Mr. John W. Stre ssman . Jr .. Coordinator. Student
Financial Aids. Administrative ASSistant III. student
Pe r sonnel Se r vices. effe ctive November I, 1967.
;-'Jr. David I. wangbe rg. Assi s tant Superintendent for
Maintenance. Administrative Assistant VI. Business
Division- Maintenance Department. effective November 20.
Mr s . Christine Ann Budnick. Cle rk C-O, Alumni Relations
Office . e ffective Septembe r 14. 1967.
i\lrs . Gera ldine Grisdale, Clerk C-O. Mailroom. Business
Di"ision, e [fectlve October 30, 1967 .
i\llss Elnora Sieti ng. Clerk C-O , Clarke Historical Li brary .
effective October l v, 1967.
Mrs. Barbara Yost. Cashier C-O. Rese rvation and Southeast
Grill. effective October 16, 1967.
Mr. Gera ld McCants. Student Ma intenance Supervisor.
Housing Department. effective October S, 1967.
Appointments - Continued
Mr. Kenneth Swart. Custodian M-l . Wold t Food Commons.
effective October 30. 1967.
One Temporary Groundsman has been hired since the last
report to the Board on October 20 . 1967.
TRANSFERS AND RECLA SSIFICATIONS:
Dr. John Hepler. Profe ssor . English Department . from
tha t of Cha irman . English Departme nt . effective July I .
Mrs. Kay A. Ruckle. Clerk C-O. one-half time . Documents
Department. Libr a ry. from that of Clerk C-O, full-time.
Documents Department. Library . effective Oc tober 30. 1967 .
Mr. Dwight Dangle r . Inventory Take r 1\.1-1. Equipment
Inventory Office. from that of Cus todian M-l . Maintenance
Department. effective Octobe r 1. 1967 .
Mr. Wilber Edgar. Custodian 1\1-1. Maintenance Department.
from that of Temporary Groundsman. Maintena nce Depa r tment,
effective Oc tober Hi, 1967.
Mr . William F itzgerald. Custodian M- 1. Maintenance
Department. from that of Tempora ry Groundsman. Maintenance
Department. effec tive October }(;. 19v7.
Mr. Lloyd Prout. Cus todian M-l. l" lnintcnance Depa r tme nt .
rrom that of Tempor a ry Groundsman. e ffective October Iv.
SA LARY ADJUSTMENTS:
Miss lla r hara Bissot. Assistant Professor. Elementary
Education Department . r etroactive to July 1, 19tH.
Mr. W. Albert Hakala, Assistant Professor . Elementary
Education Depa rtmen t. r etroactive to J uly 1, 1967.
Recommend special permission be given to Dr. Irving Whittemore.
Department of Psychology. who is beyond the age of seventy, to be
employed for the academic year 1968-69.
Recommend that the offer of a $100 annual scholaTShip from Delta
Chi Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa be accepted and that the following
statement be appr oved for pel1letual printing in the University catalog:
"rhe Donald O. Denslow Memorial Scholarship
has been established by the Centnl Michigan Univer s ity
Delta Chi Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa in memory of
Donald O. Denslow, charler member of the chapter.
The scholarship is awarded annually to a student of
Montcalm County with preference to graduates of the
Montabella School System. "
Recommend approval of the Tentative Off-Ctmpus Schedule of Classes,
Spring Semester 1968, as s ubmitted. (Copy on file in the Secretary's
Chemicals and supplies from the Dow Chemical Company
to the Depnrtment of Chemistry. Estimated value - $3.922.66
J ournals from the Dow Chemical Company to the Department
of Chemistry. Estimated value - $660.24
Check for $100 from the Three Lakes Association to the
Biology Department for gasoline , oil , fuel oil . and other
expenditures In the Chain 0' Lakes.
Check for $100 from Dr. David S. Lirones for the Lirones
Check for $40 from Mr. and Mrs. John Crippo for the
A, W, S. - Men's Union Loan Fund.
To The Alumni Development Fund:
Mrs. R. L. Clark
Mr. Howard Mathison
Mr. Samuel L. Dibble III
Gifts Continued -
To The University Library:
Miss Jean Walker. Washington. D. C .. a gift copy of
This ~ Trucking. Estima ted value - $5.00
Mr. R. B. Downs. Urbana. JIllnois. a gift copy of
Current Periodical Ho ldings List. Estimated value -
Delta Chi Chapter of Phi De lta Kappa, a gift of a bound
edition of the 12 monthly editions of the 1967 Phi Delta
Kappan magazine. Estimated va lue - $8.00
Mr. Roscoe W. Scott, Lansing, Michigan, a gift of his
publication.~. Estimated value - $5.00
Dr. John Lelghly. Berkeley, Cali fornia. books entitled:
The Waving~. The Laxdoela Saga. Eyrbyggja ~,
Scandinavian Studles,~Search.£!~ Beloved, The Seed
~ Night. Danish Ballads and Folk Songs. Estimated
value - $21. 00
To The Clarke Hi storical Library:
!'.Ir. Loren B. Bensley . Mt. P leasant. Michigan . a gift of
a bound volumc of SUIra and Stripes. Estimated va lue - $50.00
The next meeting of the Board will be December 20. 1967.
The Meeting adjourned at 2:45 P. M.
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Jeanne F. Collins (Mrs.)
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